In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Millennials driving UK restaurant trade in August
Millennial consumers drove the majority of trade at UK restaurants, pubs and bars in August according to a new report by drinks distributor Bibendum Wine.
Jack Whitehall to launch Food Slut pop-up in London
British comedian Jack Whitehall is to launch a pop-up showcasing dishes from his popular Food Slut blog at Provisioners restaurant in Tower Bridge.
Restaurant world pays tribute to Sir Terence Conran
Tributes have been pouring in from the restaurant world for Sir Terence Conran, founder of London institution Bibendum, who died on Saturday aged 88.
Eat Out to Help Out smashes 100 million meals mark
The UK government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme proved such a success that over 100 million discounted meals were enjoyed by diners last month.
Restaurants extending Eat Out to Help Out scheme
The UK government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme has proved so successful during the month of August that some venues are extending the discount dining initiative.
the drinks business to honour hospitality heroes at its 2020 awards
With the hospitality industry one of the hardest hit during the coronavirus crisis, WLC’s sister publication, the drinks business, will be honouring the heroes who have helped the on-trade get back on its feet at its awards next month.
Restaurants in London suburbs faring better than centre since reopening
Restaurants within London’s suburbs and commuter belt have bounced back more quickly since reopening in July than those in the city centre.
Japanese fine dining spot ordered to take down social distancing domes
Japanese restaurant Hashiri in San Francisco has been ordered to take down its igloo-like domes designed for socially distanced dining by the city’s health officials.
Bon Jovi to host virtual rosé tasting and concert
American rocker Jon Bon Jovi is to host a free, livestreamed virtual tasting of his southern French rosé, Hampton Water, and an acoustic concert this Friday.
Zero waste restaurant Silo to reopen as a wine bar
Doug McMaster’s pioneering zero waste restaurant Silo in Hackney, east London, is to reopen this month as a bar focusing on minimum intervention wines.
75% of UK hospitality firms at risk of insolvency
Three quarters of hospitality businesses in the UK are at risk of insolvency in the next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by UK Hospitality.